Wednesday, March 17, 2010


One of my favorite Holidays!!!!

I love corned beef and potatoes. I could do with out the cabbage though (yuck!!) ;(

Thanks to Buster's Mama, here is a little information about this glorious day!!

St. Patrick is most commonly known as the patron saint of Ireland
The original color of St. Patrick's Day was blue. It was later changed to green because of the shamrock, which St. Patrick used to teach people about the holy trinity (God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit).

At one point in history, the Irish believed that wearing green was very unlucky. If you wore green fairies would capture you and take you away.

The Irish traditionally had lamb and root vegetables, not corned beef. I also heard they ate Irish bacon.
Corn beef was most likely created in Manhattan in the 1800s. It's believed that the Irish took the idea of corn beef from the Jewish brisket.

Corn beef has nothing to do with corn at all. It got it's name from the large pieces of salt used to cure the meat.

Enjoy another holiday where you can eat like a pig!!!!

1 comment:

Lothiriel said...

I love the color green! I love St Patrick's Day!

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